“How much do you charge?”

We all like to save money don’t we? I say this because, nine times out of ten, the very first question I am asked by a couple is “How much do you charge?”. This is a fair and reasonable question. In the scheme of things, I believe that my fees are very reasonable and only slightly above what a couple would pay to have their ceremony performed in a registry office. There are celebrants, however, who charge quite a bit more than I do and, if questioned, will make remarks such as, “Oh, you get what you pay for.” While this may be true sometimes, it isn’t always the case. In my case, I feel that what I charge is fair and, even though I could charge more, I know how hard it can be for people to make ends meet, so I don’t.